I’ll be the first to admit that in recent years I’ve become disillusioned with many forms of our government.
And I wasn’t shocked by the recent resignation of U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, who attributed his move to the fact that “Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill. Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek re-election, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country.”
As a child, when summer vacation hit, my family joined a summer plan to rent an unlimited amount of films for one rate at Blockbuster — hard to believe they don’t exist anymore.
I rented two DVDs nightly and popped popcorn in the microwave to eat while watching.
Pop — the popcorn would go. I couldn’t wait to start the film. Pop. I could smell the butter warm up. Pop. Ding. It was finished. Finally, I could venture off in the worlds of Shawshank State Prison, the Empire’s Death Star or the streets of Gotham City.
Almost 1,000 days have elapsed since both chambers of Congress passed a budget for the federal government. Our constitution “shackles” Congress with only a few requirements. Passing a budget is at the top of the list. For the first two years of President Obama’s term, Democrats controlled all three branches of government, with strong majorities in the House and Senate. It would have been easy to pass a budget with the Democrats’ vision for wise disbursement of federal funds and for curtailing the escalating levels of federal debt. That didn’t happen.
I’m excited. The weather man says it will be 70 degrees on this day. Right now it is 25 degrees. How can that happen in a matter of days? I was talking to Erma Hudson tonight on the phone and she said y’all had been freezing too.